Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My great-grandmother




This is Catherine Little Turney.  I think we would have enjoyed each other's company.  She kept a photo journal and did genealogy on the family clear back to the 1400's in France.  When my grandfather was born, my great-grandfather, Merrell Turney, gave her a beautiful diamond ring set in platinum.  I am wearing it now.  My mother gave it to me when I got my masters degree in Counseling, it's 110 years old. Somehow this gives me a feeling of continuity.



8 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love stuff like this. She was quite a nice looking lady.

Gaelyn said...

How very special to be wearing the ring of your beautiful ancestor.

Martha Z said...

I think it is important to honor the memory of those who came before. They made our lives possible.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a beautiful lady, Loran. I'll bet you and your great-grandmother would have alot in common. Glad you had a part of her to wear everyday... That is just so special...

Thanks for sharing. You know how much I love Family History.

Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

All the love and memories that ring holds - very special, Loran!

Sylvia K said...

I love stories like this! What a delightful read, Loran. Lots of love and memories indeed! And definitely very special! Hope you have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

Dar said...

How very wonderful, Loren, to have the honor of wearing your Grandmothers ring. What an awesome treasure. And such beauty in your genes.
Blessya

Cher' Shots said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! I sketched my Great Grandmother many years ago. Unfortunately I lost my entire portfolio to water damage about 10 years ago. But I still remember her just as I sketched her. Guard your treasures!